Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre works to positively change laws and policies for the benefit of our clients.
We regularly make submissions to parliamentary inquiries on various issues to ensure the voices of our clients in remote and regional areas are heard by the law makers in Federal and State Government.
Law Reform is the process of identifying unjust and unfair laws, and working to amend them.
Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre is committed to assisting the development and improvement of legislation that directly affects our clientele.
In the last 20 years we have been involved in over 77 law reform submissions, on the many topics, such as:
Some of our recent submissions include:
Shoalcoast also contributes and endorses submissions made by our peak body, CLCNSW and other organisations in the sector, these include:
Shoalcoast also meets with our local members of Parliament to discuss and advocate for improvements to policy and legislation.
Our most recent venture was our participation in the CLCNSW Roadshow to NSW Parliament.
In January 2020 we meet with the NSW Attorney General, the Hon Mark Speakman SC at our Nowra Office to discuss the impact of the recent bushfires on our community and how are we are further servicing their needs.